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Beautiful Home - Walk to Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Nestled between Saugatuck & South Haven (15 minutes either way), we’re located in the charming four-cornered town of Glenn. The drive from Chicago or Detroit is about 2 ½ hours.

We are a 3 minute walk to Lake Michigan, down a dirt road to a natural incline – one of the rare access points without stairs to the beach.

Our house is six years old with all the custom amenities and is naturally clean, clean, clean. The open floor plan includes central air, a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an island with four stools, a dining space and a comfortable sitting area. We often ‘unplug’ while in Glenn, but it’s nice having WiFi throughout the house and a 46” flat panel TV with cable.

The Master Bedroom (king bed) is on first floor with a walk-in shower that opens to a deck with private outdoor shower. Two large guest bedrooms (queen beds) with full baths are located upstairs, as is a private loft that sleeps two (twin beds). The loft shares the larger of the two upstairs bathrooms. We do not take children under 5.

Our 'Zero-Step' house makes it easy to get everywhere on the first floor, including the lovely screened porch and rear deck with porch swing and gas grill.

The beauty of our neighborhood and beach is its natural serenity; and we’re located in an area with few rentals. This is not the place for loud large parties, fireworks and late hours.

Enjoy your quiet surroundings minutes from Saugatuck, Douglas, South Haven and Holland. There are plenty of art galleries, quaint shops, antique stores, fruit farms/stands and numerous golf courses in the area.

Keywords: clean, cottage, Lake Michigan, summer rental, accessible house,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Barbara

We spend our leisure time gardening, traveling, reading and exploring culinary interests - though not necessarily in that order.

Barbara purchased this house in 2010

Why Barbara chose Southwest Michigan

We love the Saugatuck area and wanted to build a serene country house that was close enough to everything. We found the perfect locale in Glenn.

What makes this house unique

Large guest bedrooms with private baths are always a nice surprise for our guests; and walking the country roads and Lake Michigan beaches never gets tiring.


Fennville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath on main floor - toilet , sink and toilet
    Master Bath - Large walk-in shower, with door to private deck
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3.5 Baths in total
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ensuite Master Bedroom on first floor with walk-in shower - 1 king
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Ensuite Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Ensuite Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has its own full bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Access to 1600 feet of Lake Michigan beach, Outdoor shower


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Home - Walk to Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful and contained everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Very spacious and warm.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning modern farmhouse in a very peaceful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our family time at your beautiful Glenn Retreat! Thank you for sharing it with us. We enjoyed Oval Beach, taking our children to downtown Holland, bike riding, the peaceful setting, gorgeous landscape, your amazing kitchen for all of our family's chefs, the decks and screened porch areas. Your homes interior is beautiful. We stayed in almost the entire time for meals and shared the cooking. It was wonderful! We look forward to coming back with our three daughters and two awesome son in laws. 😊�

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kaylene, We're glad your family was able to share quality time in Glenn and visit some of our neighboring towns. We also enjoy visiting beautiful downtown Holland and Saugatuck's Oval Beach. Thanks for taking such good care of our home and we would be happy to have you stay again! Barbara
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Mt. Pleasant

A Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed their second visit to this lovely lake house. The house is thoughtfully and beautifully laid out - there are spaces to gather together and spaces to spread out. The house has many special features including the shower room off of the master bedroom. Each bedroom is equipped with its own bathroom and shower. There is even an outdoor shower. Outside there are two decks and a screened porch. I was always the early riser and enjoyed a quiet coffee each morning on the porch. Then we used the beautiful and well appointed kitchen to make breakfast together for everyone.

The days were filled with swimming and sun at Oval Beach, climbing Mt. Baldhead, shopping in nearby Saugatuck, Douglas, and South Haven, and even renting stand up paddle boards and "Craigcats" on the Kalamazoo River.

We recommend eating at Crane's near Fenneville, Clementine's in South Haven, and the Wild Dog Grille in Douglas. We also recommend grilling, cooking, and dining in this beautiful home.

Barbara was an excellent communicator and was quick to respond to emails. I'll be dreaming of returning to this Glenn retreat during the cold winter months.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deb, We cannot thank you enough for such kind comments on your second stay at our Glenn home! We also enjoyed reading about how your family spent their time on the shores of Lake Michigan! Please return...there is always more to explore. Barbara
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a week at the Glenn house and it was wonderful. It's hard to believe, but the house was even better than the pictures. The house is impeccably clean, decorated beautifully, and has a great layout. Loved the screened in porch, back deck, and outdoor shower. The owner has thought of everything from beach chairs to wine glasses.

An easy drive to Saugatauk & South Haven. Both cities have great beaches, restaurants, & shops. The house is good for 3 couples, each bedroom has it's own bathroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelley, We're so glad your family enjoyed our home and the general area! We hope you consider us again when you vacation. Barbara
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Perfect Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely. It has so many thoughtful touches! We rented the home for a long girls weekend. Barbara was so quick in response to any questions and provided us with all of the information we needed to have a perfect stay. The home is clean and cozy. We loved all of the outdoor spaces, outdoor shower, two patios, and the tranquil backyard. I cannot recommend this rental more, each member of our group spoke about trying to rent this out next summer with their families/ friends. I'm sure we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind response and for taking such good care of our home! We hope to see you and or yours back again soon!
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At Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our family commented over and over again how well designed, thoughtfully laid out and well-equipped this home was. We are a family of cooks, and everything anybody could want to prepare a meal was available. The outdoor shower was a major hit whether under the moon and stars or the warmth of the sun. The ornamental grasses and lovely gardens were an unexpected treat. Being close to the beach and well placed between South Haven and Saugatuck was perfect...we couldn't have felt more at home or been more relaxed. Thank you so much for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laina, We're so glad you enjoyed our home...especially the outdoor shower! That is one of our family's favorite spots too! Hope to have you again. Barbara
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Gerald Ford Int'l Airport
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Glenn Beach, lightly populated public beach

Nearby vineyards with tasting rooms and tours, Art Galleries and Antique Shops, Golfing, a variety of Beaches, and Meijer Botanical Garden in Grand Rapids


Rates & Availability

Fennville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season, 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season, 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates include all fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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